Thursday, 23 February 2017

Not before time

I finally got the left-hand end of the yellow birds finished and sewn on.  


This leaves me with something about 60" wide, but only about 50" high, so I am going to add on to the top and the bottom, until it is nearer to square.

I am going to use up some of the extra flying geese units, and a couple of pockets, and little bits and pieces to get things all the same size.  


This gives you the general idea, though obviously I need to level off the bottom and the orange-y strip isn't sewn on at the top, so it won't be quite that wide. Some of my geese are much smaller than others, but rather than wasting them I am sewing them into pairs and then adding scraps across the bottom - the two in the left-hand corner are trimmed down already.  I think this will all look okay once it's done.

14 comments:

Deborah said...

Love your design! I will probably find myself using your idea of adding a strip to smaller flying geese! Thanks for brightening my day

Julierose said...

Oh this will surely be beautiful--love the colors...hugs, julierose

audrey said...

Every time I see this now, I can only imagine it with the quilting stitches included! This one definitely seems to have hidden depths.:)

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful and I love the colors. Thank you for sharing the process as well as the quilt pics.

Hunter

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Well, I thing it will look way more than okay! It will be stunning. It already is, with the uneven borders... :-)

patty a. said...

Yes to adding those pieces!

P. said...

This is such a cheery and immensely fascinating quilt!

Cathy said...

It definitely makes me feel like tweeting and singing. Let the sun shine in!

em's scrapbag said...

This is coming along nicely! The birds and sunshine make my heart sing

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I think it's one of my favorites! I love the colors and happiness that exudes from the quilt. It's stunning!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh yes, looking wonderful, a truly happy quilt!

Ann said...

I enjoy watching this quilt come together. So many details to love from your first pull to these final border sections. Thanks for sharing your sunshine.

liniecat said...

It's joyful and refreshingly different and at the final reveal I think you should have birdsong music to accompany it lol

Cut&Alter said...

Just love it and today it matches the gorgeous sunshine we have in real life!!